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  • steakbomb
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    Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
    I doubt anyone is betting against. BC. I've been saying for months they are going to Detroit. It's different than saying you don't want to see them in Detroit.

    That fluky shorthanded goal just iced their trip for them.
    Agreed. I felt they are as good as anyone the last 2/3 of the year, Wisconsin seems to have some mojo right now. Then again, we won't know for 2 weeks. RIT probably wishes they could play tomorrow

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  • Scarlet
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    Originally posted by CDRAL View Post
    As much as I know people don't want to hear this, don't bet against BC. They peak at the right time every year (save last year) and when their big guns are not scoring others pick up the slack. Matt Lombardi I believe has scored more goals in the last 2 games then he did his first three years, John Muse is playing like the Muse of old.
    I doubt anyone is betting against. BC. I've been saying for months they are going to Detroit. It's different than saying you don't want to see them in Detroit.

    That fluky shorthanded goal just iced their trip for them.

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  • observer85
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    Originally posted by Terrierbyassociation View Post
    If you play all 4 years, then after your senior year at some point in the offseason you become a UFA and can sign with anyone. I think the date is August 1st.
    The date is August 15th.

    Originally posted by mwade View Post
    The ATOs keep the clock on the contract w/ the NHL club from starting. Schroeder, for example, signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks, but then a couple days later signed an ATO with the Manitoba Moose.
    Correct. Schroeder signed a 3 year contract and without the ATO, his playing this year would burn one of those years.

    Originally posted by candycanes99 View Post
    mwade is correct. No one else can sign Gryba to a deal while Ottawa has his rights, an ATO allows them to evaluate him at the professional level. After the season ends, they'll likely give him a two or three year entry level contract if they like what they see. With Schneider, I think they knew what they had so they signed him immediately, but only for the next season and on. An ATO allowed him to play the remainder of that season, too.
    The evaluation thing is typically for undrafted free agents. Gyrba, as a drafted player, most likely would have a contract before he went to the pros. His agent would insist on it. Plus, as a 22 year old, he only has to sign a 2 year contract.

    Originally posted by TommyNoblesIsLife View Post
    I don't see him leaving before graduation unless he can finish his degree before going to Binghamton. His parents are very serious about him getting his diploma. FWIW, I saw him on campus this morning, so he's still here.
    If this is true, it is very refreshing for me to read especially since he is canadian and his parents value the meaning of getting a college degree. To many players leave early - especially if they were not 1st rounders - and end up playing in the AHL all season. Most recent example of that for BU is Strait. I am sure he is developing fine and his stats in the A look like it but have to wonder if BU would have gone back to the tourney had they had his presence in the locker room?

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  • Federal League
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    Originally posted by Stories View Post
    Not if my Bulldogs have anything to say As a proud BU alum, I would love nothing more than Yale to put BC away! It would mean a birth for Yale in the Frozen Four, something they haven't done since 1952.

    Regardless, BC didn't look particularly sharp against Alaska (minus Lombardi's SH which was nice), and Yale's strength is their forecheck, so they can make some of those young BC defenders a little shakey.
    I'm excited about today's BC-Yale game. Two teams that love to go up and down at a fast pace. Two teams whose defense could be exposed by an aggressive forecheck. I could definitely see this game playing out similar to BC-Maine in the HE title game. I was in Worcester yesterday, and I thought that Yale looked like the best team there for 40 minutes, but then NoDak really took it to them in the third. BC and Alaska were very evenly matched. I think I'd still have to go with BC today because of the experience factor, especially in net, but I expect it to be a very close and very exciting game.

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  • buoldtimer
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    Cam Gaudet, Ross's brother, made Globe Super Team from Austin Prep. He'll be in prep school next year. He's a D-man. Does anyone know if he's legit D1, or is he a D3 type?

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  • Stories
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    Re: B.U. Season Thread 4. From a weekend that will determine playoff seedings on....

    Originally posted by CDRAL View Post
    As much as I know people don't want to hear this, don't bet against BC. They peak at the right time every year (save last year) and when their big guns are not scoring others pick up the slack. Matt Lombardi I believe has scored more goals in the last 2 games then he did his first three years, John Muse is playing like the Muse of old.
    Not if my Bulldogs have anything to say As a proud BU alum, I would love nothing more than Yale to put BC away! It would mean a birth for Yale in the Frozen Four, something they haven't done since 1952.

    Regardless, BC didn't look particularly sharp against Alaska (minus Lombardi's SH which was nice), and Yale's strength is their forecheck, so they can make some of those young BC defenders a little shakey.

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  • CDRAL
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    As much as I know people don't want to hear this, don't bet against BC. They peak at the right time every year (save last year) and when their big guns are not scoring others pick up the slack. Matt Lombardi I believe has scored more goals in the last 2 games then he did his first three years, John Muse is playing like the Muse of old.

    I hope the personnel turbulence for our team ends soon in terms of potential underclass defections. Should we lose three more underclass defenders, we would be very thin there.

    To be truthful, I didn't have a lot of high expectations going into the season given the loss of 5/6 of our first two lines as well our first defensive pair, particularly the unexpected loss of Brian Strait, a legitimate stay at home, defensive defender. It is not easy to repeat as NCAA Champion and the danger of a hangover is always present. That and the difficult first half made it tough to climb out of a hole we dug for ourselves.

    I am proud of our seniors and the contirbutions they made over 4 years. I wish them well along with Nick and any of the others that decide to move to the next level.

    I hope that next year's team comes back with a great resolve to return BU to an elite status. That means a lot of guys stepping up their games and a contribution by the incoming freshmen.

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  • defkit
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    Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
    So, Brett Bennett is going to the Frozen Four.
    He and Milan will get about the same amount of playing time.

    Wisconsin looks like the team to beat. Brendan Smith is a force.

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  • Stories
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    Originally posted by TommyNoblesIsLife View Post
    Doesn't surprise me. Sure, his slapshot is NHL ready, but his defense is not. If he does go pro, I'd bet he'd be AHL for next year at the very least.
    Probably true. If he makes the NHL full-time, probably as a third pairing guy EV, no PK time, and a PP specialist.

    Originally posted by Terrierbyassociation View Post
    As much as I love Colby I think he's in the AHL forever unless his defensive play makes a huge improvement.
    Teams are willing to put up with subpar defense if they can get goals galore out of their D. Look at a guy like Marc Andre Bergeron. Guy is as bad defensively as they get, but his PP production is through the roof.

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  • steakbomb
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    Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
    So, Brett Bennett is going to the Frozen Four.
    Fine with me. Better him going this year than last.

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  • Terrierbyassociation
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    Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
    So, Brett Bennett is going to the Frozen Four.
    Thanks for making this day of hockey even more unbearable.

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  • Scarlet
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    So, Brett Bennett is going to the Frozen Four.

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  • candycanes99
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    Originally posted by Terrierbyassociation View Post
    As much as I love Colby
    I can't read this without laughing. You've made it quite clear you have no love for Colby.

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  • Terrierbyassociation
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    Originally posted by TommyNoblesIsLife View Post
    Doesn't surprise me. Sure, his slapshot is NHL ready, but his defense is not. If he does go pro, I'd bet he'd be AHL for next year at the very least.
    As much as I love Colby I think he's in the AHL forever unless his defensive play makes a huge improvement.

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  • TommyNoblesIsLife
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    Originally posted by 3hock View Post

    Colby may not be hearing what he wants from Avs.
    Doesn't surprise me. Sure, his slapshot is NHL ready, but his defense is not. If he does go pro, I'd bet he'd be AHL for next year at the very least.

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